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New! Greg Leonard Creative Camp for Young Artists
Description:

DCA announces the Greg Leonard Creative Camp for Young Artists

Four-week teen summer afternoon art intensive for students entering 9-12th grades, instructed by Kathleen Hurley. Program is FREE – students can attend one or all weeks! Call DCA at 410-228-7782.

In a heartfelt tribute to Greg Leonard, who left an indelible mark on the hearts of all who knew him, DCA, in cooperation with Greg’s parents Bill and Mary Leonard are proud to announce the launch of a summer art program dedicated to his memory. This new program, the Greg Leonard Creative Camp for Young Artists, aims to inspire creativity and passion, reflecting the values that Greg embodied throughout his life.

Thanks to the generosity of Greg’s family, tuition is free to all youth participating in the program. Register for any or all and join us in celebrating Greg’s life and the impact he had on our community through this special art program.

July 8-12 / Week 1: Back to Basics: The Fundamentals of Drawing and Painting
Fine tune the basics of artmaking. From painting, to drawing, to 3d forms, students will explore in depth all the concepts art has to offer and firm up their creative foundation.

July 15-19 / Week 2: Understanding Color Theory
Starting with the color wheel and moving to advanced color theory, participants will explore painting, collage, natural color creation and so much more.

July 22-16 / Week 3: Drawing from Life: People, Places, Things
Participants will advance their observational drawing skills drawing exclusively from life – learning how to draw recognizable objects and develop new ways of seeing the world.

July 29-August 2 / Teen Camp Week 4: Thinking in the 3rd Dimension
What does 3D artwork really look like? How can you incorporate 2D into 3D? What does it mean to make a found sculpture? Explore these concepts and more!

For more information and registration on this and other summer programs at DCA, please contact Dorchester Center for the Arts at 410-228-7782.

Cost:

Free

Day of the Week/Time:

Weekdays 1:00-3:30 pm

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Intermediate Watercolors with Barb Zuehlke
Instructor:
Barbara Zuehlke
Description:

This class explores watercolor techniques including wet on wet and use of drawing gum. Students will practice learning different triad palette combinations and pulling and glazing watercolors using personal photographs and still life as inspiration. Use of gouache and egg tempera is acceptable. Painting experience is a must. Students work at their own pace with critique and suggestions. Still life is often provided along with painting from instructors’ photos or students’ own. Demonstrations and assistance will be provided by the instructor.

Cost:

$90 DCA Members – $135 Non-members

Day of the Week/Time:

Wednesdays (1-3:30pm)

Dates:

May 22 – June 26 | 6 weeks | Register Now

Location:
Classroom
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Stained Glass for Beginners and Intermediates with Jan Boettger
Instructor:
Jan Boettger
Description:

Students will have the opportunity to learn techniques for creating a stained-glass panel. Instruction includes design, cutting, foiling, and soldering. Stress-free, excellent instruction with beautiful results!

Cost:

$135 DCA Member – $180 Non-Members

Day of the Week/Time:

Tuesdays, 6pm-8pm

Dates:

January 9 – March 12 / 10 weeks | Register Now

April 9 – June 11 / 10 weeks | Register Now

Location:
Classroom
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Pastel Workshop: Mastering Composition in the Landscape
Description:

Instructor: Katie Cassidy

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Description:

Strong, engaging composition does not appear miraculously at the end of a painting; good composition is built from the beginning. With Katie’s guidance, this workshop will help you unravel the mystery of composition. Katie will take you through the steps of building a successful pastel painting: strong composition, value structure, engaging color, edges, and detail. Working from photos, the student will learn to simplify the subject through a series of notan thumbnails before starting their pastel painting. There will be lots of personal attention as well as group critiques. Katie will contact each student prior to the workshop with advice on photography as a subject matter. The students will work from their own photos – no professional photography is permitted.

Cost: $180 Members, $225 Non-members

Day of the Week/Time: Tuesday and Wednesday, 10am – 4pm each day

Dates: September 10 & 11

Location: Classroom

(Deadline to register is August 15)

Material list will available upon registration.

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Cassidy graduated from the University of Maryland at College Park with a BFA in Art and worked for many years at the Academy Art Museum both as an instructor and head of the adult art curriculum. In 2022, Katie made a bold change in her life by moving to Colorado where, with three partners, she opened Blue Pony Artists and Gallery in Colorado Springs. She continues to teach adult art classes which she considers one of her greatest joys. She has won numerous awards, including several national awards in pastel. Katie looks forward seeing old and new friends when she returns in September to teach a pastel workshop at Dorchester Center for the Arts.

Cost:

$180 Members, $225 Non-members

Day of the Week/Time:

Tuesday and Wednesday, 10am – 4pm each day

Dates:

September 10 & 11: Register Now

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DCA is committed to providing students of all ages and levels with the opportunity to advance their skills in an informal, yet structured studio environment.

For the most up-to-date information on available classes, please visit our calendar.

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**Supply lists for classes may be obtained from the Dorchester Center for the Arts. We recommend that you order your supplies at least ten (10) days prior to the first class. Shop at Dick Blick  or go to smile.amazon.com and enter Dorchester Center for the Arts as your supported charity. DCA will receive a donation from your purchase price at both of these sites! For more information call the Center at (410) 228-7782.

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